Kids learned about chemical reactions on Saturday at our Headlands Branch.
The children combined different substances to make them erupt, inflate, and explode. They:
- built volcanoes out of potting soil and filled them with baking soda, vinegar, food coloring, and a little bit of detergent, so they’d erupt. (The combination creates carbon dioxide. You can use a similar cocktail to transform a film container into a little rocket.)
- made their own lava lamps out of water, vegetable oil, food coloring, and Alka-Seltzer.
If your family is looking for fun science experiments that you can perform at home, our shelves are filled with suggestions. And they’re all free to borrow with your library.